Healthy food ramadan foodnerd
  • Shoaib khan
  • 2018/05/17
Ramadan is around the corner and eating right things that will keep you energetic and agile for a whole day is the main concern for everyone.

Having a balance in your diet is important because the food we consume, stock up energy in the body and help us during fasting hours.

It becomes a greater concern when we have Ramadan in summers, it require extra energy from the body to sustain your fast.

Ramadan brings an opportunity for all of us to cultivate change but good eating habits are likely to remain with us after the Holy month ends.

Fasting in the summer season for more than 16 hours requires a lot of your body and mind energy to concentrate on your daily routine tasks. 

Scientific reasons demonstrated that fasting in Ramadan can improve one’s health, but only if done in the proper manner. And if you show negligence it will definitely have negative effects on your health.

Learn how you can remain a healthy whole day of fasting. Foodnerd’s purpose is to guide you through the meal types and how it affects your ability to do things as you have been doing them before.

Follow these tips to create changed eating habits for this Holy month of Ramadan. Let this month be a revival in strength, courage, and body.

Top 7 Health Tips in Ramadan

1: Avoid Over Eating

From Iftar to Suhoor drink minimum 10 glasses of water to remain hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids to fulfill body requirement after Iftar, so that your body sustain with following day.

2: Don’t lie down

Try to avoid too many fried items such as samosay, and pakoray. Break your fast with dates because they are the most nutritious with a burst of natural sugar.

3: Say No to Caffeine

Try to include soup in your Iftar, it is an indispensable dish in Ramadan. Make sure you prepare it with lentil or use different vegetables and avoid using cream based soup.

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4: Avoid Flavored and Carbonated Drinks

Try to intake lots of fluids and distant yourself from flavored and carbonated drinks.

5: Rest

Ramadan in summers can easily make you feel tired and exhausted. It is important that you take nap or rest for one to two hours during the day.

On average 7 hours of sleep is essential for keeping you responsive and fresh all day. And getting a chance to rest during the day hours can help you retain some energy till the dusk.

6: Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Try to use fruits, vegetables, dates, and the main dish to maintain balance in your meal. It is not necessary to eat all the stuff at once. Keep it light when you break your fast and after 30 minutes you can have your dinner meal.

7: Do not skip Suhoor

Do not skip your Suhoor, this will make you lazy and weak. Suhoor is the most important meal for the body that will keep you going rest of the day.

Summer Ramadan are toughest among all seasons, try to stay in cool areas during hottest hours of the day.

People with health challenges and issues they should consult their physicians. If they are fit and high in spirits they can take an extra multivitamin before starting fast.

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Good to Remember

1: Avoid Over Eating

Do not overindulge yourself with Iftar. After being patient and showing restraint for an entire day, overloading may cause indigestion. Take it easy have a light Iftar, food which contains a good amount of proteins.

2: Don’t lie down

Avoid lying down just after Iftar, try to move around so that you provide ample time to a meal to digest.

3: Say No to Caffeine

Avoid caffeine in Ramadan. During fasting hours body is deprived of water and fluids for long periods of time and use of caffeine may cause constipation.

4: Ditch Sugar

Do not load yourself with too much of food high in fats, salt, and sugar. While preparing more for favourite recipes for Iftar or Suhoor make them even healthier by baking, roasting or grilling. Avoid using food items high in salt.

5: Avoid Spicy Food in Suhoor

Last but not the least; avoid eating spicy cuisines in Suhoor because it increases thirst. Always try to eat to eat simple food including fresh fruits, yoghurt, and vegetables.

Have a healthy Ramadan.

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